GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 23, 2018 – Drinking water supplied to Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers meets and exceeds state and federal public health standards, based on testing results that serve as the basis for the District’s just-released annual water quality report.

The report, known as the Consumer Confidence Report, summarizes NID’s water quality monitoring and testing programs for the 2017 calendar year. The information focuses on water supplied through the Elizabeth L. George, Loma Rica, Lake Wildwood, Lake of The Pines, North Auburn and Cascade Shores water treatment plants.

NID treated and distributed more than 2.9 billion gallons of surface water in 2017. This water originated in the Sierra Nevada snowpack on five mountain watersheds, including the Middle and South Yuba rivers, the Bear River, north fork of the North Fork American River and Deer Creek.

Effective operation and maintenance of the drinking water distribution system assures high-quality drinking water travels through the system to customers. The District also conducts weekly water quality testing in its system to ensure that drinking water continues to meet state and federal requirements.

“We absolutely are committed to delivering the best-quality drinking water at the lowest cost possible,” said Chip Close, NID’s water operations manager. “It is with great pride we release the latest Consumer Confidence Report that confirms we are meeting our goals.”

The report covers a variety of substances, including microbial contaminants (such as viruses and bacteria), inorganic contaminants (such as salts and metals), pesticides and herbicides, organic chemical contaminants (including by-products of industrial processes, petroleum production and radioactive contaminants).

Both federal and state governments have established strict regulations to limit the amount of specific contaminants in drinking water to provide public health protections.

The direct link to the report is